Alex De Minaur looked to be in supreme form during the inaugural ATP Cup after beating Sascha Zverev and Denis Shapovalov. The Australian had also a fantastic couple of sts when facing Nadal in the same competition before bowing in 3 sets.
Unfortunately, Alex had to withdraw from the ATP250 in Adelaide because of an abdominal injury and he confirmed that he will not compete at the upcoming Australian Open for the same reason.
The abdominal injury
Already in Adelaide, Alex expressed his concerns to comment:
“At the moment we’re going to take it day by day,” he told reporters in Adelaide on Monday. It’s something that is not ideal. And at this stage we are just looking at short-term goals and trying to get better each day with a lot of treatment. I have seen the physios, I have seen the doctors, and I will be continuing to do that for the whole of the week and hopefully I will be ready to play in Melbourne.”
Then he confirmed that injury was a bit too much to say: “I’ve got a 4-centimetre grade two tear. It’s serious. Getting out of bed hurts.”
Nick Kyrgios will be the top-ranked Australian in Melbourne. Nick gave his full support to Alex to wish the best in a tweet: lil bro, keep your head up, you are an absolute champion. Rest up and feel better”
@alexdeminaur lil bro, keep your head up, you are an absolute champion. Rest up and feel better ❤️🙏🏽 All of us are behind you.
— Nicholas Kyrgios (@NickKyrgios) January 16, 2020
All of us are behind you.
Alex De Minaur’s ranking and performance in 2020
Currently ranked no.21, Alex played his last match on the 11th of January when he lost to Rafael Nadal 4-6 7-5 6-1 in the semifinal in the ATP Cup.
Alex De Minaur’s best result of the present year was getting to the semi-finals in Brisbane, Perth, Sydney.
Alex De Minaur
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